Friday, May 1, 2015

Another Princess!

 May 2 arrived....
The sun was shining brightly.

The early morning news released a statement that a Princess was born.
 We eagerly awaited for the arrival of her name: 
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Meanwhile our hearts were eagerly waiting  to witness the
wedding ceremony of 
Jeremy & Tara.

The pews were decorated with royal blue paper flowers.
The back drop had photos of both the groom, bride and the boys.

 He's standing tall....waiting for the arrival of his 'princess'

Our princess, Ivy arrived in her chariot and once again she stole the show.

Then, the real 'princess' arrived, with a big smile, looking stunning in her dress,
 as her brother Tyler walked her down the aisle.

Tara's beauty is felt by everyone as she turns, nods, and acknowledges her guests.
 A royal blue sash was worn around her waist, which added a perfect touch.
The groom chose his sons to stand by his side.
They acted just like boys...we smiled and laughed.

 The intimate vows were said...
a few tears were wiped,
and a prayer was given for the newly weds.

  Instead of lighting the unity candles,
they chose to make one snow cone and added four different flavors,
 symbolizing the blending of all their personalities.

"Now don't spill the syrup on the church carpet."
Only I would be thinking those words.

 The guests are asked to stand and a
 'prayer of blessing' was given to the family.

The registry was signed.  It's finally official.

  The exchange of rings and  they were pronounced man and wife.
'Mr. & Mrs. Bartel',
And the boys cheered on with enthusiasm.

 And the happy couple danced down the aisle.

Meanwhile family members viewed on with curiousity.

 The reception was held in the Squiala Lodge.
This was one Happy Place.
As you entered the hall, you realized quickly that their decor theme
was about the British science fiction television program,  Dr. Who
Royal blue table cloths with white satin table runners.
A candy bar that kept the children happy, as they filled their own bags.
Twenty dozen cupcakes baked by one of our own.

They were freshly baked and decorated with Dr. Who tardis toppers.
If you are looking for a perfect cupcake...check out K's Cupcakery.
Tara obviously loved details and her passion for creativity kept us curious
as she insisted that this would be a simple wedding.
Did I say this was a Happy Place?
 Friends, family, food and fun.
Imagine having your children entertained in bouncy castles while the adults visited.

This wedding truly reflected their love for each other.
But it also reflected their love for their families, especially their boys.
I'm sure there will be more weddings with bouncy castles.

 When it was all said and done,
the 'impossible bride' Tara jumped in her own car with her dress 
and started organizing the clean up crew.

It was not possible for their Opa and Oma to attend this occasion.
But as always, he left you with that special message that Silas read:

"The Lord bless you and keep you; 
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26.

This day, May 2, has truly been blessed with more than one 
'royal princess'.


  1. What a beautiful post from the mother of the groom. Tara was a princess and I hope she is the princess in this new home every day. You captured great moments from their wedding day. Love the photo of you and your was great to see them again. Princess Ivy was so cute as was the little lad in the chariot with her. You looked lovely Marg! The words and verses from Opa and Oma were very special indeed. Thanks for allowing us to share in this special day.

  2. I've been checking in every day this week and today I was excited to find your wedding post! I enjoyed seeing all the creative touches, like the snow cone (cool!), the little princess in the wagon, the photo wall, Dr. Who all looks like a wonderful celebration. Congratulations!! May God bless the family with many happy years together.

  3. What a wondrous and wonderful occasion! Congratulations!

  4. Such a cool wedding, great post, Marg. Loved how the boys stood up for their Dad..very touching!

  5. You covered everything so well, Marg! Everyone looked so happy!

  6. AnonymousMay 09, 2015

    Marg you are a born journalist! What lovely coverage and royalty presented in photos and words. May God continue to shower His blessings on their family! How exciting to see them a family!

  7. It was an honor to be invited to this wedding and we wish Jeremy and Tara God's blessing on their marriage.

  8. It was a privilege to share this special day with Jeremy & Tara...and the whole family! What a unique and happy celebration it was! Wishing them many blessings on their journey together.

  9. Oh Marg - what a special day this was for your family!! You looked beautiful and I love the theme they chose - really unique.Your grandsons are so handsome as is their father! Ivy is just the sweetest little thing and your words say it all about how you love her! May Jeremy and Tara be blessed abundantly.

  10. What a lovely post, and what a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to all! xoxox


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